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New Report Lists Nigeria Among 10 Countries Where Conflicts Claim More Babies

New Report Lists Nigeria Among 10 Countries Where Conflicts Claim More Babies

A new report by Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, has listed Nigeria among the 10 worst conflict-affected countries, where 100,000 kids died yearly as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017. The report entitled ‘Stop the War on Children’ indicated that over 100,000 of these babies, who […]

Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

Tensions In Catalan As The Spanish Government And Catalonia Administration Disagree

The Spanish government is threatening to deploy its police force in Catalonia as tensions escalate between the two administrations.   The national government sent three letters to the pro-independence Catalan administration this week warning that the regional police had failed to ensure basic security during recent protests. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said that he may […]

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon is denying a report by the U.N. refugee agency that it has forcibly repatriated close to 400 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers since January, but it says people running to areas prone to regular attacks by Boko Haram had to be moved to safer localities. Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s far northern region that shares […]

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

When my son was young, if I returned from a work trip, he would pester me for details of where I had been and what happened there. There was one story in particular that became his absolute favourite. Anytime he wanted to amuse himself, or get himself out of trouble, he would say, ‘Mummy, please […]

LoudWhispers : ‘There Are No Strangers Here’

LoudWhispers : ‘There Are No Strangers Here’

Brenda staggered through the streets, her eyes smarting from the smoke of the vehicles and tyres burning around her. The sounds were so loud and piercing, after a while, she did not hear them anymore. ‘Maybe this is what the end of the world feels like’ she thought as she was shoved by a screaming […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Market Attack Kills Women, Children

Market Attack Kills Women, Children

Gunmen have killed at least 17 people – mostly women and children – after invading a farming community in central Nigeria, drawing condemnation from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Armed men on motorcycles and in a car carried out the attack in Zaki Biyam in Benue state on Monday, police spokesman Moses Yamu told AFP news […]

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key To Pushing ‘Terrorists’ Back To Turkey

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a very important springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey. Rescue workers said that Syria’s military backed by Russian warplanes had killed more than 150 […]

Kenya’s Seaside Looks Peaceful, But A Murderous War Is Being Waged

Kenya’s Seaside Looks Peaceful, But A Murderous War Is Being Waged

A football field and a grove of mango trees lie between Bongwe and its neighbouring village. On one side live the family of 33-year-old Subira Mwangole, shot dead by gunmen while watching television with friends one evening in May. On the other live his alleged murderers. The two villages, 30km south of the port city […]

Iraqi Children Pay High Health Cost Of War-Induced Air Pollution, Study Finds

Iraqi Children Pay High Health Cost Of War-Induced Air Pollution, Study Finds

Air pollution caused by war may be a major factor in the numbers of birth defects and cancers being reported in Iraq and other war zones, a study has suggested. Human exposure to heavy metals and neurotoxicants from the explosion of bombs, bullets, and other ammunition affects not only those directly targeted by bombardments but […]

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